Mendocino Coast Humane Society

Mendocino Coast Humane Society

19691 Summers Ln.
Fort Bragg, California 95437
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Local Phone: (707) 964-7729

Brandy, Mendocino Coast Humane Society rescue dog
Mendocino Coast Humane Society's
April 2017 Calendar Girl

The Mendocino Coast Humane Society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that was created by Coastal residents who wanted a ‘no-kill’ alternative to the County’s Animal Control.

Their mission is to contribute to a better life for animals and to inspire public awareness of animals' needs by:

• Providing a safe haven for homeless animals
• Securing permanent, loving and responsible homes for animals
• Working toward ending the problem of pet over-population
• Serving as a source of public education and assistance regarding the responsibilities of animal stewardship

Photo credit: Mendocino Coast Humane Society
Photo credit: Mendocino Coast Humane Society
The "Borrow a Buddy" program is a great partnership between the Beachcomber Motel, Surf & Sand Lodge and the Beach House Inn, all in Fort Bragg, and the Mendocino Coast Humane Society. If guests don't have a dog, or can't travel with their own, this program encourages them to spread the love to our local pound puppies. 

The “Borrow a Buddy” program enables guests of these dog-passsionate Fort Bragg lodging properties to borrow an adoptable dog and take him/her on a fun local outing, away from the adoption center here in Fort Bragg. Give a deserving pup some love and exercise by taking them to a dog-friendly winery, restaurant, state park, or beach! more »
DogTrekker operates on the principles set forth in its 4-Paw Promise: “To deliver local and accurate listings, provide engaging and actionable content and focus on social commitment to the communities we serve.” The “social commitment” part of that promise encompasses more than 300 rescues, shelters and adoption centers listed on our website and mobile app. We provide visibility, awareness campaigns, adoptathon coverage and fundraising opportunities to many of these. Here’s a short list of organizations that would deeply appreciate your holiday remembrance. more »
Take Mel home this holiday. Photo: Mendocino Coast Humane Society
Take Mel home this holiday. Photo: Mendocino Coast Humane Society
Meet Mel, whose outgoing personality, loving heart and agreeable disposition are going to make some lucky family very happy. Mel, who's now about 3, arrived some time back at Mendocino Coast Humane Society with her babies. The puppies have all found homes now, so Mel's looking for her own people. Thanks to a lot of kind folks, the shelter's a pretty fun place, but as we all know, there's no place like home. more »
Fetch! Photo: Colleen Proppe
While you can drive from one end of Mendocino County to the other in a morning or afternoon (it’s 102 winding miles from Leggett to Gualala on scenic Highway 1) this intoxicating stretch of coastline is best savored at a snail’s pace. Our advice: Hang your hat (and leash) for at least a night in one of the many dog-friendly lodgings situated within sight and sound of the sea.  more »
Since we last checked in with the good folks at Mendocino Coast Humane Society, who have been pitching in since 2001 to help the county's critters in need, they've continued to enlist community support to save lives and make things better. 

"It's amazing how people can come together to help make life more bearable for the homeless pets in a shelter," says director Sharon Felkins. 

Dog rescueThey're now in the process of clearing a large piece of land for the resident dogs. "Even though there are several yards for them to play in," Felkins says, "they're not quite big enough for play groups. So we're moving forward to clear an acre and a half for them."

That way big dogs like Sully here will have room to play while they're waiting for their forever home. 

Photo: Sully - Mendocino Coast Humane Society more »
Since opening its no-kill shelter in Fort Bragg in 2001, the Mendocino Coast Humane Society has not only kept its own facility (which includes a veterinary surgery and grassy, wooded play yards) at full capacity to save as many lives as possible, it's enhanced the lifesaving work with community outreach from spay/neuter programs to dog training classes.

And, since a well-trained dog is one who's likely to fit in well in his new home, training's a big part of the lives of the shelter dogs during their stay as well. Finn, an adoptable young dogLike young Finn here, who's grown up at the shelter, having come in as a small pup with his mom. His very well-behaved mom was soon adopted when she became available; now this bright boy (he's a Lab/border collie mix, so expect energy and intelligence) is ready for his own home. He's taking classes now to learn his manners, and like all youngsters will benefit from reinforcement when he gets to his new home. more »
PlutoFounded by residents who wanted a no-kill alternative to the county animal control, the Mendocino Coast Humane Society has been saving lives since 1986, when it opened an office in a storage unit and began staging mobile adoptions. In April 2001, MCHS opened its Fort Bragg shelter, which provides a warm, comfortable, and secure home for dogs and cats awaiting a new home. There's also a veterinary surgery and grassy, wooded play yards so the dogs can have fun during their stay.
Photo: Pluto, courtesy MCHS
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